Opinion

The new Northgate Station where light rail vehicles are being tested for a fall opening. (Sound Transit)

ST3: How to Get the Best Value Amid a Budget Crunch

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With an $11.5 billion funding crunch and cost escalations in the Sound Transit 3 program, it’s clear that some cutbacks and delays may be...
A forest engulfed in flames.

Gaslighter: When A Climate Commitment Act Is Not Climate Action (Op-ed)

I love numbers. I was raised by my single mother, a public school teacher and math specialist to love numbers and data, something I still...

Front and Centered: The Evergreen State Needs a Greener and More Equitable Transportation Package

Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, Front and Centered held listening sessions with organizations of people of color across the state about transportation....
A yellow sign with a wheelchair on it indicates the people rolling are to use the gutter after the sidewalk ends. They did paint a stripe along the gutter at least.

Op-ed: Why We Can’t Support a Transportation Package that Leaves Us Behind

For Cody Shane, getting out of Chewelah can be a challenge. While he can bike around his hometown, Cody Shane can’t drive, and the...
A map of Laurelhurt with a pop out of the Talaris site.

Why We Need an Affordable Talaris

Many areas in the North End of Seattle historically kept out communities of color. It contained a patchwork of racial covenants, and banks furthered...

Sawant: PSE Fire Underscores Need to Ban Fracked Gas

That freakish gas flare erupting from the sidewalk in the Central District on February 24th was an ominous double-warning about the danger of relying...
students do an outdoor activity at Lincoln High School

Dubicki: Save Seattle Schools, Dissolve the District

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To be upfront, I am pissed at Seattle Public Schools. As a parent of school-age kids, I have been subjected to SPS’s anti-union propaganda...
Washington state outline with ethernet cables

Op-Ed: Washington Needs Internet for All

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Last week, Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) filed House Bill 1336. This bill should be celebrated widely and has the potential to upend the internet monopolies in Washington State. We have...